A Couple of Great New Resources by Sam Waldron

I noticed that there were a couple of great eschatological resources available by Sam Waldron.I thought I would take a few moments to blog this to you in case you weren’t aware of this online information.

The first is a series of blog articles by Dr. Waldron responding to the book “Amillennialism & the Age to Come” by Matt Weymeyrs. This is more than just a response to the book since it serves as a great resource on the subject of the two ages as it relates to the Amillennial position. You can access the series here.

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Sam Storms Interview on Kingdom Come

I saw that Sam Storms was on the Two Thieves Podcast to discuss his book Kingdom Come and other issues relating to Amillennialism. I thought I would share with anyone who is interested in hearing Sam articulate our eschatological position. Listen in here. Enjoy!

A couple of Items

StormsToday, there appeared an excellent  post from Sam Storms on his website titled Childbirth and Death in the New Heavens and New Earth. that I felt was worth mentioning. It’s definitely worthy of a careful read especially in light of the emphasis that our Dispensational Premillennial and Postmillennial brethren place on this passage to substantiate their view of the millennium.

Also, Kim Riddlebarger appeared on Issues ETC to discuss Chris McNabb’s recent end of the world prediction which was supposed to happen on October 7 of this year. To listen to the audio, please click here.

The Five Points of Amillennialism

While doing some research relating to Covenant Theology, I came across this sermon by Jeffrey D. Johnson on Amillennialism. The title of the sermon is The 5 Points of Amillennialism which undoubtedly peaked my interest seeing that I’m Calvinistic in my soteriology. I found this sermons very well articulated and I thought I would share.

By the way, the five point of Amillennialism according to Johnson are:

I.      Spiritual Israel
II.     Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutic
III.    Already, Not Yet
IV.     No (Geo-Political) Millennium
V.      Catastrophic Second Coming

Online Commentaries

man-with-binocularsWe have done some exploring in Google Books in an attempt to find any online commentaries available from an Amillennial perspective. We did find a few titles worth posting on the website and thought we’d share out addition. Please remember that while Google Books does provide a large portion of a book that it generally does not include the entirety of a book and hence there may be sections missing. We still felt that the portions that are included may be useful to our readers and their studies.

More additions…

penWe have added a number of new resources to the website. Here is a brief overview of some of the additions.

We have added a number of online books to our section including books by Geerhardus Vos, Anthony Hoekema and William Hendricksen.

We have also added several articles to the website including the Eschatology of the Psalter by Geerhadus Vos, The Eschatology of the Book of Esther by Iain Duguid, an article on the resurrection by Cornelis Venema and an article on the Final Judgment by Leon Morris.


Summary of Four Eschatological Postitions…

Here is a nice summary of the four main eschatological positions produced by Rose Publications which may especially be useful for those who are just beginning to examine the bible’s message on prophecy. It is presented in a very simple fashion to be able to get the basics on the varying issues that these positions take.

Restoration of All Things PDF

4177ReaJZxL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_We posted in our online books section a book published by the Gospel Coalition titled The Restoration of all Things written by none other than Dr. Sam Storms. Here is the write up by Amazon:

“Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again!” This foundational liturgical refrain reminds us that what God has already achieved in the past through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ is the foundation for what Scripture says he will do in the future, at the consummation of all things. In this booklet Sam Storms examines the essential elements of Christian eschatological hope—including bodily resurrection, judgment, hell and eternal punishment, and heaven in the presence of God—to show that this hope is a confident expectation rooted in the historical reality of what transpired in the life and death of Christ.

A Great Review of The High King of Heaven

indexSimon Wartanian at The Staunch Calvinist wrote a  thorough review of the book The High King of Heaven and we felt it was worth mentioning here. We appreciate the in-depth analysis he provides and we are sure our readers will benefit from his review. Please take a moment to read this fantastic overview of the book.

Review of the High King of Heaven

indexI wrote a review of the High King of Heaven written by Dean Davis on Amazon. This is a book you will want to purchase for  your library.

There have been a number of scholarly works written in the past on the topic of the end times from the Amillennial perspective including classic works by Geerhardus Vos & Antony Hoekema. Over the last few years, a group of eschatologists have taken up the challenge to write books from the Amillennial perspective but focusing upon reaching the average Christian reader. The High King of Heaven by Dean Davis is the latest work in this endeavour and has been one of the most successful in reaching this goal. The High King of Heaven is a true systematic eschatology for the average man! The HKOH simplifies the understanding of the bible’s message on the end times by dividing the outlook into three simple categories. To understand what the bible says about the end times one must understand what it says about the Kingdom, the Millennium and the Consummation. Davis then unpacks these three themes in three sections in the book simplifying how we are to view this important topic. While writing with straightforwardness, the amount of topics and information that Davis addresses makes it unique. There are very few volumes on eschatology out there that deal with the amount of subjects and scripture like this one. Continue reading

New Amillennial Recommendations

amilWe have just added two new recommendations for our readers who wish to further their study of eschatology.

We have added Biblical Eschatology by Jonathan Menn to our Systematic Eschatology section. Biblical Eschatology provides what is not found in any other single volume on eschatology: it analyzes all the major eschatological passages (including the Olivet Discourse and the book of Revelation), issues (including the second coming of Christ, the millennium, the rapture, and Antichrist), and positions (including all the major views of the millennium) in a clear, but not superficial, way. The book concludes with a chapter showing how eschatology is relevant for our lives.

Biblical Eschatology makes understanding eschatology easier by including chapters on how to interpret prophecy and apocalyptic literature, by showing the history of eschatological thought, and by placing eschatology in the context of the Bible’s overall story line and structure. Clarity and understanding are enhanced by the use of comparative tables and appendices. Subject and Scripture indexes are included. The book interacts with the best of Evangelical and Reformed scholarship, and the extensive bibliography (which includes the Web addresses of many resources that are online) provides an excellent source for the reader’s further study. This is a perfect resource for intelligent Christians, including pastors, students, and teachers, who desire to understand eschatology and to see how it fits together with the rest of the Bible.

bealeWe have also added to our commentary list on the book of Revelation G.K. Beale & David Campbell’s work Revelation: A Shorter Commentary. G. K. Beale’s monumental New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Revelation has been highly praised since its publication in 1999. This shorter commentary distills the superb grammatical analysis and exegesis from that tome (over 1,300 pages) into a book more accessible and pertinent to preachers, students, and general Christian readers.

As in the original commentary, Beale views Revelation as an integrated whole, as a conscious continuation of the Old Testament prophetic books, and shows that recognizing Revelation’s nearly constant use of Old Testament allusions is key to unlocking its meaning. Interspersed throughout the volume are more than sixty sets of “Suggestions for Reflection” to help readers better grasp the relevance of Revelation to their lives and our world today.

Resources on the Topic of Israel/Church and Hermeneutics

israel-flag-dec08We have just added some new audio resources to the website for your listening pleasure.

Our first addition is a series of lectures by O. Palmer Robertson on the topic of Israel. The lectures are a fantastic supplement to his wonderful book, The Israel of God.

We have also added a new section on hermeneutics. Heremeneutics is the study of proper biblical interpretation. It generally consists of applying a consistent method for understanding any given of the text in the Bible. The hermeneutical principles with which we approach to the Bible will determine in large part the conclusions we reach. With hermeneutics in mind, we have also added an audio series by Professor Robertson on how the Old Testament is found in the New.

More Audio Presentations on Amillennialism and Isaiah

isaiahWe have added some more audio presentations to our resource list. A series of sermons on the book of Isaiah by Brian Borgman have been added. You can follow the link to Brian’s website in order to get a wealth of sermons on this important OT prophet.

Also, we have added a talk on Isaiah 65 from Greg Nichols on this important chapter dealing with the New Heavens and New Earth.

Finally, we have also added a series of sermons by brother Nichols on the Return of Christ. We are currently trying to locate all parts of this series and we will post them as soon as possible.